Orientation Night for all Grades

John Yeates Middle School will hold orientation for Grades 6-8 on Thursday, September 1st from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Gym uniforms, agendas, and locks will be available for purchase.  Call the school at 923-4105 for more information.

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Sixth-Grade Transition Night

Sixth-Grade Transition Night  will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m.  All sixth graders and their families are invited to learn the basics of middle school, tour the building and pick up schedules upon presenting Tdap verification.  Fees for gym uniforms, agendas, and locks may be paid during this time.  Call the school at 923-4105 for more information.

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Going for Gold Award – former KSES student

Ariel Salerno editAriel Salerno’s Gold Award, entitled “RECESS:  Recess & Exercise Can Educate Students Successfully” is a project which integrated recreational activities with educational manipulatives for the students at Kilby Shores Elementary for use at recess.  She repainted the large United States map on the basketball court to make it clearer for use by the students.  She added a enlarged version of our own state for the fourth graders to help their with their Virginia studies on the 5 regions and 4 main rivers.  She add a few European countries for the third grade students with their Explorer studies.  She painted a Four Square and created questions for the 3rd -5th graders based on the Virginia Standards of Learning.  Ariel painted a fractions “hopscotch” on the sidewalk and refurbished old numberlines on the sidewalk.  In the gymnasium, she painted a life-sized human figure with bones and labeled them for the Physical Education teacher to teach his students about the bones of the body.

Ariel has been a Girl Scout for 13 years with Troop 946 of Suffolk.  She has earned her Bronze, Silver, and now her Gold which is the highest award in Girl Scouting (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award).  She graduated from Lakeland High School with a GPA of 4.33 and was third out of 219.  Ariel will attend Randolph-Macon College in the fall and major in Chemistry with a minor in Secondary Education.  She plans to be Chemistry teacher.map photo KSES Gym Wall KSES Front walk c
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Tax Free Weekend

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Beginning on Friday, August 5th at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. is this year’s sales tax holiday!! August 5-7 woohoo – no taxes!

During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

Please check out this link for the School supplies and clothes included in the Tax Free holiday. The complete information is available on the state website and includes information on emergency preparedness and other items too.

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2016-17 9th Grade Transition Program

Welcome to Lakeland High School!  We’re looking forward to seeing you at our one-day student orientation on August 17th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You will be able to tour your school and learn about the numerous academic, extracurricular and support programs available at Lakeland High School.

You must register in order to attend.  Space will be limited so register right away.  You may register on line at http://lhs.spsk12.net or call the school at 757-925-5790.   You may also register in person at Lakeland Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.  The deadline for registration is Monday, August 15th.


Parents are encouraged to attend.

Registration Form

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Seeking Golfer Athletes

golf-310994_640The golf team is still seeking interested golfers. Contact danielwaller@spsk12.net if interested.

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Back to School supplies are taking over the aisles.

School Supply List 16-17 FGMS (Updated 7-19-16) - View the full post and click the link to get the most updated school supply list for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Kindergarten Jumpstart

Please view the poster below for more information about our brand new Kindergarten Jumpstart Program!

Hillpoint Kindergarten Jumpstart Flyer 2016-2017

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You’re invited!

calendarYou are invited to review the proposed 2017-2018 calendar for Suffolk Public Schools, and submit any comments. You can review the proposed 2017-2018 Calendar here.

The Suffolk School Board is considering the proposal an upcoming meeting. Please check out the latest information for when and where the next Suffolk School Board meeting will take place.







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Great Icebreaking Activities!






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Drone Test Flights

Interns and students tested some repaired drones during a lunch break recently.

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Welcome to TRGS 2016!

Welcome to the NEW Tidewater Regional Governor’s School for Science and Technology website! We’re so happy to show off the great work of our students, faculty, and staff.  Thanks for visiting!

This year’s theme, DRONES (Design, Reconnaissance, Operations, Networking, Emergency, and School applications), gives students a deep-dive experience in researching, designing, and operating unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology. Our students, who come to us from four municipalities in southeastern Virginia, use their hands AND minds to address real or perceived problems in a unique way.

For media inquiries, please visit out Contact Us page.

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Back to School Orientation

Orientation for Early Start-5th grade will be held Thursday, September 1st.

  • Early Start and Kindergarten orientation will take place 9:00-10:00 (Kindergarten orientation will take place promptly at 9am in the gym for a quick overview and then teachers and parents will proceed to the Kindergarten classrooms.)

  • Grades 1-5 will take place 11:00am-12:00pm in the assigned classrooms.


Labeled supplies may be brought to school at this time.  Call the school at 757-923-5250 for more information.
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PTA 2016-2017



Parents are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Association meetings.  Parent involvement is vital to the success of our children – we must work together! PTA dues for the 2016-2017 school year are $6.00. All PTA meetings start at 7:00 p.m. For more information about becoming actively involved in the PTA, contact Hillpoint Elementary PTA at hillpointelempta@gmail.com.



September 13, 2016                            January 10, 2017

October 11, 2016                                March 14, 2017

November 15, 2016                            April 18, 2017

December 13, 2016                             May 9, 2017




PRESIDENT                                      Heather Eley


VICE PRESIDENT                           Dexter Raysor


SECRETARY                                    Jacky Musick


TREASURER                                    Tanjaneta Gardner

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Back-To-School Orientation Information

Classroom assignments will be mailed out the week of August 22nd. Orientation for Grades K-5 and Early Start will be held Thursday, September 1st  from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Labeled supplies may also be brought to school at this time.

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Welcome to the new 2016-2017 School Year

Welcome to Mr. Yag’s Government Class. This is the 13th Year Kings Fork High School has opened its doors to the children of Suffolk. I am happy to say I have been here since KFHS since the first day. I am sure we will have another wonderful school year for 2016-2017.

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Nansemond River High School Summer Band Camp 2016

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Summer Band Camp for the Magnificent Marching Warrior Band begins on Monday, August 1, 2016 @ 8 am.


New band members start band camp on Monday, July 25 from 8 am – 1 pm.   NO BUSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR NEW MEMBER CAMP.  BUSES WILL START RUNNING ON AUGUST 1.  


Buses for Summer Band and Athletics activities will begin running on Monday, August 1, 2016.  The first pick up will begin at 6:15 a.m.  All band, football, and Summer sport training activities will  ride the same activity buses.



Who:  All students zoned to attend Nansemond River High School for the 2015 -16 school year.  Rising 8th and 9th grade students from John Yeates Middle School are eligible to participate in band camp at Nansemond River.  If you play flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, or tuba and zoned for Nansemond River HS, you are eligible to participate in Summer band camp.  Percussion players must audition on the spot.   All percussionist must attend Rookie Camp on July 25.

When is summer band camp?:

Rookie Camp July 25 – 28 / 8 am – 1 pm

All band members including rookies Mon – Thurs. Aug 1  – 26 / 8 am – 3 pm

Time: 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. **(Bus transportation will be provided) Busses will begin running Monday, Aug 1   at 6:15 a.m.


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** Parents are advised to bring your student to school on Monday no later than 7:45 a.m. and the student can ride the bus home at the end of camp.  The bus driver will let the student know the place and time to catch the bus for the remainder of the camp.**

What to bring?  Your instrument / reeds / mouthpiece / hat  / boots  / lunch / personal snacks for breaks / a thermos for ice and cold water / A GREAT ATTITUDE and ENTHUSIASM

COST:  Summer band camp is $65 due on Aug 4.   Band Dues is $125 deadline August 19, 2015.

Please register at:


All band students must have a physical in order to participate in marching band. You may have a physical completed by your personal physician, the Little Clinic in Kroger, Urgent Care, or Patient First.  All marching band students are required to have a physical. DEADLINE FOR PHYSICALS,  AUGUST  19 .  

We are looking forward to having a fun and exciting marching band season! 

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Come on and find out what it takes to be a WARRIOR!!!

For more information please contact Mr. Woodis @ 757-923-4101 or email edwardwoodis@spsk12.net.  Please complete your registration using the following link:


See you on Monday morning!!!

“You don’t know what it takes to be a WARRIOR!!!”


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Back to School Orientation Night

Orientation for Early Start and Grades K-5 will be held Thursday, September 1 from 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Labeled supplies may be brought to school at this time. Kindergarten orientation will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parents will have a brief overview by staff and then report to respective classrooms for meet and greet with assigned teacher. All other students and parents should report to their assigned classroom to visit and meet the teacher. Call the school at 757-923-5252 for more information.

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2016-2017 School Supply List

Attached is the school supply list for the 2016-2017 school year!

Hillpoint Elementary School supply list 2016-2017

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W&M Gifted Ed. Endorsement Courses – Enrollment Open for Fall

Register today for William & Mary’s online gifted education endorsement courses!
Online Gifted Education Endorsement Courses
The five-course series is now available in any state at the in-state tuition rate!
The William & Mary gifted education endorsement series is now available online for individual students. We provide you highly engaging, real-world training with faculty from the prestigious William & Mary.

  • Differentiate yourself as an advanced educator.
  • Access the latest research and trends.
  • Participate in small classes to allow for personal attention and collaboration.
  • Apply the courses toward a master’s degree.

The five-course series is now available in any state at the Virginia in-state tuition rate!Fall classes begin August 24, 2016.

For more information, please visit our website.
 Virginia DOE-aligned endorsement. See your state’s regulations for licensure and certification regulations. Non-degree-seeking students only.
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